ACCESSORIES

Tafla Mirrors

Remember the Plopp Stool? Well, that kind of manufacturing process (called FiDU, by the way: ‘Freielnnen Druck Umformung’ = ‘free inner pressure deformation’) isn’t going to just be confined to seating, thank goodness, as that would be a crying shame. Just look at the Tafla Mirrors. Are they not stupendous? Are they not stunning? They’re certainly not cheap (understandably), but man-oh-man, are they spectacular.
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Price: $767.00 - 5,850.00
Available from: A+R Store

Concrete Brain Bookends

Braaiiins!! Feel free to pretend you’re a zombie, and walk around disjointedly with your arms extended and your head cocked to the side whilst saying that, as it’s entirely appropriate. Just don’t bite into this particular brain, as the two hemispheres are made of concrete. Designer Bertrand Jayr brings these smart bookends to our bookshelves- they’re excellent pieces of heavy ‘gray matter’ to hold your books in place.
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Price: $69.00
Available from: Gessato

Grid and Rain Table Linens by Sylvain Willenz

Need I remind you that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? I know, I know, there’s too much to think about, and you just don’t have the space in your brain to consider how your dining table will look. After all, who cares about food presentation and the overall aesthetics of your home? Oh, wait, you care. Darn it.

So, take a look at the collection of table linens from Hem. You can basically close your eyes, point at any pattern, add to cart, and voilà! Your table will look fantastic, as the patterns are modern and simple and will set off your food fabulously. Plus, they’re not holiday-centric, so you can use them year round.
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Price: $25.00 -49.00
Available from: Hem

Aarre Wall Jewels

Pretty, aren’t they? The Aarre Wall Jewels collection is made by skilled artisans in the Iittala factory. Every single one is mouth-blown, so consider them each as a unique piece of art. Perhaps you’ll just need one to hang your beloved Leica, or perhaps a trio would do the trick of organizing your oft-worn coat and scarves. Fair warning: they’re not inexpensive, so don’t get too entranced by the jewel-like colors, or else you’ll blow your whole budget.
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Price: $295.00 each
Available from: Scandinavian Grace

Geo Thermos

Hello Geo. Nice sharp edges sure set this guy apart from the usual thermos. And the colors (!), that geometric shape, the semi-retro design… who would have thought that a thermos could draw such an admiring audience? The Geo thermos holds one liter and comes in the colors purple, grey, black, white, red and turquoise.
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Price: $90.00
Available from: Danish Design Store

Wrong for Hay Cork Cone and Magnetic Tower

Need a place for odd notes, photos and other such sundries? Consider Wrong For Hay’s Cork Cone, as it has plenty of room for a vertical tower of pinnables. And, if your paperclips need a home, perhaps you should take a look at the Magnetic Tower as well, as it will gather those small metal clips with ease.
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Price: $28.00 - 38.00
Available from: Hand-Eye Supply

Floating Forest by Michael Anastassiades

Ah, thank goodness, you can now stop your search, for I’ve found you the perfect gift for any discerning modernist/minimalist. Each Floating Forest piece by Michael Anastassiades is composed of a hand-made brass planter that sits on the rim of any glass. By suspending a seed or plant above, growth is facilitated and exposed in its natural elegance. Now, the question is, just which one (or ones) shall you select?
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Price: $75.00+
Available from: The Future Perfect

Max Lamb Crockery Salt & Pepper

What are these two objects? Lumps of salt? Some kind of rough plaster paperweight? Or, wait, might it be the set of salt & pepper shakers by Max Lamb? Ding, ding, ding! Your last guess was correct, and should you want to peruse the other items in the collection, be sure to take a look at the Mug, Tall Vase, and smaller Posy Vase, just to name a few.
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Price: $65.00 - 150.00
Available from: GARDE

OP-vases by Bilge Nur Saltik

Finding spectacular gifts for those favorite people in your life probably isn’t at the top of your priority list just yet, but, don’t you worry, I’m on the hunt. May I turn your attention toward this vision of a flower seen through cut glass? Thanks to visual distortions created by a kaleidoscopic effect, just one flower gives the impression of a bouquet. Yes, it is expensive, but, man-oh-man is it pretty and strange and amazing. Conclusion: excellent, high budget gift.
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Price: $350.00 - 450.00
Available from: designboom shop

Tanno Free Case

Pen and pencil cases aren’t just for school-age children, you know. Those of us on the go don’t want to leave our prized writing/drawing instruments behind, and a case that has a trick up its sleeve might be just the thing to keep our bags and workspaces organized (and clients and coworkers impressed?). Similar to vintage ‘trick boxes’, this Tanno Free Case requires one push of its wood button for the tray to pop out. Sort of fun, isn’t it? Fully constructed in wood save for the one metal spring, the case is a lesson in craftsmanship.
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Price: $185.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

The Soy Sauce Cruet

A spill-proof Soy Sauce Cruet? Pfft, you say. I didn’t believe it either until seeing it in action. It has a beak-like spout that’s built into the adjustable cap; soy sauce (or olive oil or vinegar) simply flows out without a drip. Is this a game changer for anyone who loves their soy sauce (or olive oil or vinegar)? I think so.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Private Parts Rugs by Cold Picnic

Are these rugs too provocative for you? Well, tough… ummm, you-know-what. Cold Picnic brings us the Private Parts Rugs, with a little something for everyone. There’s Private Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Pick the parts you like most and then choose the preferred size and color- most are available in the 2’x3′ size with the cream background. I bet you’ll have fun seeing the rug each and every day; be sure to enjoy that the imagery can be interpreted however you (or your guests) want.
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Price: $264.00 - 550.00
Available from: Cold Picnic

Mininch Tool Pen

Ah-ha! This looks like a pen, but it’s really a multi-purpose tool hidden inside a pen-like casing. It’s perfect for those of us that like to be prepared for anything, yet can’t really justify wearing a tool belt everywhere we go (sooo cumbersome, right?). The 16 tool bits can be easily switched out- they’re all stored within the pen, so you cycle through to the one you need*. Taiwanese architect Yu–Hung Cheng and his team call it the world’s first “pop–a–point” pen style tool.
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Price: $69.00
Available from: Wallpaper Store

Eva Solo To Go Grill

A small, portable grill that looks a little like a bento box gets a big ‘yes, please’ from anyone who has ever eaten outdoors. It’s a charcoal grill, so there’s nothing complicated about it. A built-in handle and a nylon strap secures the whole thing together to make transport extra easy to the backyard, beach, or campsite. Silicone handles, dishwasher-safe parts, and a black enamel finish all further add to the function and overall aesthetic.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Gessato

Paper Lamp

Here’s a nice lamp with a very affordable price tag. Inspired by origami, this lamp is constructed without any screws or glue. It’s held together simply by its interlocking structure. Using minimal materials allows for a simple beauty that is also environmentally friendly- no small feat in this day and age, don’t you think?
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Price: $119.00
Available from: Milk Design Shop